Facebook's foreign co-founder, Eduardo Saverin, finally addressed publicly the rift between himself and Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, saying there were "no hard feelings" between the two.
Saverin, 30, one of the social network giant's original four founders, spoke of his relationship with Zuckerberg, how it was portrayed by Hollywood, his recent decision to give up his U.S. citizenship and his current work in Singapore in a cover story for the Brazilian magazine Veja (link in Portuguese).
Saverin, who said he could not previously speak publicly due to contract restraints with other Facebook shareholders, offers nothing but praise for his former Harvard classmate and his running of the company the two founded in 2004, in the piece, whose online counterpart was published this weekend.
“I have only good things to say about Mark, there are no hard feelings between us," Saverin said, according to translations by Forbes. "His focus on the company since its very first day is anything short of admirable. He was a visionary, he always knew that the only way for Facebook to grow was to maintain its central idea, that of people truly presenting themselves as they are, without nicknames or pseudonyms. That’s Facebook’s biggest strength, what allowed us to transform it into an instrument of protest, like what happened in Egypt, but also in an instrument of business, not to mention a way of naturally connecting with friends.”